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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Oct 14, 2012 6:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Team Fillmore East

Correct me if I'm wrong, Monte. (one village idiot to another...) Although the technology existed since the 50s, I don't remember any consumer "camcorder" models as early as 1970, and I think the first VHS machines appeared late 71 or early 72. The first "consumer" camcorders were large, cumbersome - about the size of a briefcase and weighed about 12-15 lbs. Most needed an electrical outlet nearby, as the batteries wore out in no time. My first memories of these is in the late 70s, no one I knew could afford these.

Is it possible this was filmed originally, then a crude transfer was made to tape ? (ie, shot off the wall ?) I agree with all your other assessments, btw. This IS the shit.

edit: After another look, I now agree with Monte - all the artifacting / light streaks / after images must come from a primitive video camera, not film. Just curious who could have such equipment, it would have been very expensive and bulky.

This post was modified by unclejohn52 on 2012-10-15 01:25:18

This post was modified by unclejohn52 on 2012-10-15 01:25:41